Aircraft Cabin Safety and Interior Crashworthiness

The certification of transport category cabin interiors requires a thorough understanding of Part 25 Transport Category aircraft cabin interior safety and crashworthiness regulations and compliance requirements. Regardless of whether it is a simple modification, a specialized completion (VIP or VVIP) or airline passenger configuration, engineers, designers, and airworthiness personnel must understand and adhere to these requirements.

This two-day seminar will begin with a discussion of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) test requirements. The instructor will then guide participants through the various cabin interior emergency provisions and their requirements such as supplemental passenger oxygen, emergency equipment, seats, flammability, emergency exits, emergency lighting and escape path markings, and various other cabin interior systems. Additionally, DO-160 environmental, cooling and ventilation requirements will be discussed to provide participants a comprehensive introduction to cabin interior safety and crashworthiness requirements as specified in the CFR Part 25 Airworthiness Standards.

What Will You Learn

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Identify key strategies to managing certification programs effectively
  • Recognize cabin safety and design problems in a timely manner so they may be addressed in advance
  • Communicate intelligently on the requirements and effectively negotiate with others involved in FAA certification programs
  • Interpret and identify the reasoning behind cabin safety rules and regulations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cabin safety and crashworthiness regulations
  • Examine and evaluate current cabin safety issues and their solutions through open discussions between instructor and attendees

Is This Course For You

This course is designed for engineering and certification managers, design engineers, airworthiness and certification engineers, program managers, consultants, Federal Aviation Administration designated engineering representatives (DER) interested in gaining interior arrangement authorization added to their delegated functions and authorized areas, and other technical and administrative personnel involved in FAA certification activities.

Materials Provided

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Course Requirements

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  • Introduction to Part 25 Airworthiness Standards Requirements
  • Commercial Off The Shelf equipment (COTS) and Super COTS
  • Galleys
    • Electrical disconnects
    • Water shut-offs
    • Latches
  • Passenger Oxygen and Oxygen Masks
    • Reach (5th percentile female)
    • Quantity and duration requirements
  • Emergency Equipment
    • Ditching requirements -- Life rafts; Life vests; Survival kits
    • First aid kits
    • Defibrillators
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke detectors
    • Access
    • Placards
  • Seats
    • Dynamic (C127a)
    • Static (C39b)
    • Divans
    • Seat belts and shoulder harness
    • Head strike
    • Oxygen mask requirements
    • Recline and rotations at exit rows
    • Exit access
    • Foot/leg rests
  • Beds
  • Latches and Secondary Latches
  • Placards
    • Visibility
    • Contrast
    • Size
    • Locations
  • Flammability
    • Bunsen Burner flammability tests and materials
    • Fire blocking on seat and back cushions and markings
    • Fire containment -- COTS; Lavatory and galley waste containers
    • Smoking and ash trays
  • Smoke Detection and Penetration for Cabin Accessible Baggage Compartments

  • Emergency Exit Types and Requirements
    • Floor level
    • Window
    • Flight deck
  • Exit Signs and Requirements
    • Size -- Equivalent safety
    • Visibility
    • Types and requirements -- Bulkhead; Locator; Marker
  • Aisle Clearance Requirements
    • Cabin main aisles -- Cross aisles
  • Exit Passageways
  • Emergency Lighting Systems
    • Luminosity tests -- Cabin color contrast
    • Fuselage transverse separation
    • Emergency Escape Path Markings (EEPM) -- Luminous; Incandescent; Visibility; Seat baggage bars
  • Crew Areas
    • Crew assist space
    • Crew assist handle
    • Crew visibility
    • Crew rest area
    • Oxygen
    • Communication
  • Flight Deck Door
  • Cabin Doors and Curtain Dividers
  • Ordinance Signs
    • Visibility
    • Legibility
  • Cross Aisle Visibility
  • Passenger Address (PA) System
  • Cabin Hand Sets and Egress Issues
    • Constant retention cord reels
    • Ratcheting
  • EMI/RFI Tests
  • DO-160 Environmental, Cooling and Ventilation Requirements
  • Lithium Ion batteries
  • Water systems